Course Detail(BF149 : Public Financial Management & Procurement: Contemporary Issues & Audit Findings)

BF149 : Public Financial Management & Procurement: Contemporary Issues & Audit Findings

7.00 CPE Hours (Others)
Classroom


Programme Objective
 
The yearly public reports issued by the Auditor-General’s Office (AGO) often garner widespread attention in the various media. Public sector organisations that are reported on, are often thrown into the limelight. These organisations, in particular, the public officers dealing in public financial management and procurement, are often placed under tremendous pressure to address the audit findings. There are many learning lessons to be gleaned off these audit findings.
 
This one-day programme deals with the contemporary issues that are faced by Singapore’s public sector organisations. They are primarily in 2 key areas: public procurement and financial controls (with a focus on payment process, including grant management). Participants to this interactive programme will be presented with numerous case scenarios for discussion and sharing of perspectives and experiences.

Programme Outline


Introduction to Audit Findings

  • Overview of Audit Findings in Recent Years
  • Key Areas of Audit Concerns
 
Challenges in Public Procurement
  • Overview of Procurement Framework
    • Identifying the Control Issues in the Procurement Lifecycle
  • Key Audit Issues
    • E.g. specification writings, evaluation, contract management
  • Audit Concerns & the Evolving Procurement Landscape
 
Challenges in Financial Controls
  • Overview of Financial Control Framework
  • Key Audit Issues
    • E.g. grant management, development projects, payment process
 
Training Methodology
 
Lecture style, with Case Studies
 
Closing Date for Registration

1 week before programme or until full enrolment
 

Intended For

All who are interested in audit findings in public financial management and procurement, public officers and personnel with dealings with public sector organisations.

Competency Mapping

Others = 7.00 Hours

Schedule & Fees

Date & Time

25 Sep 2020 (9:00 AM - 5:00 PM)

Fee (inclusive of GST)

For Members: $ 345.61
For Non-Members: $ 415.16

Programme Facilitator(s)

Chen Shian Jan
Winston Tan

Venue

60 Cecil Street
ISCA House
Singapore 049709

Date & Time

26 Sep 2018 (9:00 AM - 5:00 PM)

Registration is closed

Programme Facilitator(s)

Chen Shian Jan
Winston Tan

Testimonial

Funding

No funding Available!

Programme Facilitator(s)


Chen Shian Jan 
CA Singapore


Shian Jan started his career with the Accountant-General’s Department (AGD) and was later posted to the Ministry of Finance (MOF) headquarters. He was extensively involved in various aspects of Public Financial Management during his service in the Singapore public sector. This included the administration of Government’s central accounting system, preparation of the annual Government financial statements, budgetary allocation for several ministries, and formulation of public service-wide policies, such as the Instruction Manuals on financial management and government procurement, protection of Singapore’s reserves, Budgeting for Results, and Managing for Excellence.

As a trainer specializing in public governance, he has shared his experience with both Singapore participants and delegates from ASEAN, China, and other Asian and Commonwealth countries.  His training assignments have brought him to places that include Brunei, Cambodia, China, Laos, Myanmar, Pakistan and Vietnam.  Effectively bilingual, Shian Jan has also delivered many lectures and seminars in Mandarin to public officials of the Chinese government.

Shian Jan graduated from the National University of Singapore and is currently a non-practising Chartered Accountant (CA) of Singapore. He also holds an Advanced Certificate in Training and Assessment (Facilitated Learning) by Singapore Workforce Skills Qualifications (WSQ) System. He is currently pursuing the WSQ Diploma in Adult and Continuing Education (DACE). Shian Jan was awarded the Commendation Medal (Pingat Kepujian), 1999 National Award. Furthermore, as an associate trainer, he received the Trainer Excellence Award 2013 from the Civil Service College.
 

Winston Tan
CA Singapore


Winston started off his career as an auditor with the then Coopers and Lybrand before crossing over to the civil service.   During his stint with the Accountant-General’s Department of the Ministry of Finance Singapore, he was seconded to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA), as head of the finance department.  He later moved on to the Ministry of Finance, Headquarters.  Throughout, he was extensively involved in various aspects of Public Governance, in particular, Public Financial Management.  His experience ranges from that of managing a finance department to that of formulating finance, budgeting, accounting and procurement policies at a central level.
 
He is currently an associate trainer to Civil Service College, covering many of the financial, procurement and related public governance programmes. He has also been invited to speak and facilitate at various international conferences/ workshops and also worked on many projects with participants and delegates from ASEAN, Asia, Commonwealth countries and the Middle East.  His assignments have brought him to places that include Antigua, Bahrain, Belize, Botswana, Cambodia, Dubai, Laos, London, Myanmar, Pakistan, Qatar, Rwanda, Shanghai, Sierra Leone, St Vincent and the Grenadines, Turkey and Vietnam.

Winston graduated from Nanyang Technological University of Singapore with a Bachelor of Accountancy (Honours) degree and is professionally recognized as a Chartered Accountant of Singapore (Non-Practising). He has a Certificate in Development Evaluation in the Public Sector offered by the Asia-Pacific Finance and Development Centre, Shanghai.

Winston also has a Master of Arts in Lifelong Learning (MA LLL) from the Institute of Education, University of London (IOE). In addition, due to his diverse interests, Winston has attained a Post-graduate Diploma as well as an Advanced Level Qualification in the field of Family Education (major in Parenting). He is also recognized as a Certified Professional Coach with the International Coaching Academy (ICA).
 


Programme Objective
 
The yearly public reports issued by the Auditor-General’s Office (AGO) often garner widespread attention in the various media. Public sector organisations that are reported on, are often thrown into the limelight. These organisations, in particular, the public officers dealing in public financial management and procurement, are often placed under tremendous pressure to address the audit findings. There are many learning lessons to be gleaned off these audit findings.
 
This one-day programme deals with the contemporary issues that are faced by Singapore’s public sector organisations. They are primarily in 2 key areas: public procurement and financial controls (with a focus on payment process, including grant management). Participants to this interactive programme will be presented with numerous case scenarios for discussion and sharing of perspectives and experiences.

Programme Outline


Introduction to Audit Findings

  • Overview of Audit Findings in Recent Years
  • Key Areas of Audit Concerns
 
Challenges in Public Procurement
  • Overview of Procurement Framework
    • Identifying the Control Issues in the Procurement Lifecycle
  • Key Audit Issues
    • E.g. specification writings, evaluation, contract management
  • Audit Concerns & the Evolving Procurement Landscape
 
Challenges in Financial Controls
  • Overview of Financial Control Framework
  • Key Audit Issues
    • E.g. grant management, development projects, payment process
 
Training Methodology
 
Lecture style, with Case Studies
 
Closing Date for Registration

1 week before programme or until full enrolment
 

Intended For

All who are interested in audit findings in public financial management and procurement, public officers and personnel with dealings with public sector organisations.

Competency Mapping

Others = 7.00 Hours

Programme Facilitator(s)

Chen Shian Jan 
CA Singapore


Shian Jan started his career with the Accountant-General’s Department (AGD) and was later posted to the Ministry of Finance (MOF) headquarters. He was extensively involved in various aspects of Public Financial Management during his service in the Singapore public sector. This included the administration of Government’s central accounting system, preparation of the annual Government financial statements, budgetary allocation for several ministries, and formulation of public service-wide policies, such as the Instruction Manuals on financial management and government procurement, protection of Singapore’s reserves, Budgeting for Results, and Managing for Excellence.

As a trainer specializing in public governance, he has shared his experience with both Singapore participants and delegates from ASEAN, China, and other Asian and Commonwealth countries.  His training assignments have brought him to places that include Brunei, Cambodia, China, Laos, Myanmar, Pakistan and Vietnam.  Effectively bilingual, Shian Jan has also delivered many lectures and seminars in Mandarin to public officials of the Chinese government.

Shian Jan graduated from the National University of Singapore and is currently a non-practising Chartered Accountant (CA) of Singapore. He also holds an Advanced Certificate in Training and Assessment (Facilitated Learning) by Singapore Workforce Skills Qualifications (WSQ) System. He is currently pursuing the WSQ Diploma in Adult and Continuing Education (DACE). Shian Jan was awarded the Commendation Medal (Pingat Kepujian), 1999 National Award. Furthermore, as an associate trainer, he received the Trainer Excellence Award 2013 from the Civil Service College.
 
Winston Tan
CA Singapore


Winston started off his career as an auditor with the then Coopers and Lybrand before crossing over to the civil service.   During his stint with the Accountant-General’s Department of the Ministry of Finance Singapore, he was seconded to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA), as head of the finance department.  He later moved on to the Ministry of Finance, Headquarters.  Throughout, he was extensively involved in various aspects of Public Governance, in particular, Public Financial Management.  His experience ranges from that of managing a finance department to that of formulating finance, budgeting, accounting and procurement policies at a central level.
 
He is currently an associate trainer to Civil Service College, covering many of the financial, procurement and related public governance programmes. He has also been invited to speak and facilitate at various international conferences/ workshops and also worked on many projects with participants and delegates from ASEAN, Asia, Commonwealth countries and the Middle East.  His assignments have brought him to places that include Antigua, Bahrain, Belize, Botswana, Cambodia, Dubai, Laos, London, Myanmar, Pakistan, Qatar, Rwanda, Shanghai, Sierra Leone, St Vincent and the Grenadines, Turkey and Vietnam.

Winston graduated from Nanyang Technological University of Singapore with a Bachelor of Accountancy (Honours) degree and is professionally recognized as a Chartered Accountant of Singapore (Non-Practising). He has a Certificate in Development Evaluation in the Public Sector offered by the Asia-Pacific Finance and Development Centre, Shanghai.

Winston also has a Master of Arts in Lifelong Learning (MA LLL) from the Institute of Education, University of London (IOE). In addition, due to his diverse interests, Winston has attained a Post-graduate Diploma as well as an Advanced Level Qualification in the field of Family Education (major in Parenting). He is also recognized as a Certified Professional Coach with the International Coaching Academy (ICA).
 

Upcoming Schedule

Date & Time

25 Sep 2020 (9:00 AM - 5:00 PM)

Fee (inclusive of GST)

For Members: $ 345.61
For Non-Members: $ 415.16

Programme Facilitator(s)

Chen Shian Jan
Winston Tan

Venue

60 Cecil Street
ISCA House
Singapore 049709